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Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq
  • 2015
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: Teyonah Parris, Samuel L Jackson, Angela Bassett
  • UK release: 2 December 2016

Lysistrata (Parris) formulates a plan to end gang war in Chicago by persuading her female cohorts to withhold sex from their boyfriends and husbands. Bold and passionate hip-hop musical, exploding with energy, slick rhymes and heady ideas. Lee's contempt for wilful ignorance and political corruption explodes through the characters.

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Chi-Raq

17 Oct 20164 stars

LFF 2016: Spike Lee's latest joint is a bold and passionate hip-hop musical

In 2011 director Steve James and journalist Alex Kotlowitz set out to place a spotlight on the murder epidemic in the south side of Chicago with their film The Interrupters. They spent a year following around members of activist group CeaseFire, who…

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